Archive for 2013

December 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Ad for a freelance business writer at SFMSDC (Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council)

SFMSDC (Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council) Freelance Business Writer Southeast (Miami, FL) Application deadline: January 31, 2014 Job description & how to apply: Ability to create a monthly business intelligence report on local business clients and national key summary trends and stories. No more than two pages. Must be able to write, analyze, research and clearly ...[Read More]
Monday, December 30th, 2013

Next Teletraining: “Covering Technology if You’re Not a Techie” Monday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. EST

SABEW Staff Report Monday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Eastern New to the tech beat or just want to amp up your coverage beyond the latest products? If so, this session is for you. You will hear from SABEW’s panel of experts who will share their secrets for digging deeper into technology coverage. You will get tips on how to find and write award-winning stories on topics you probably have never thought ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award: Rules and Instructions for Entry

First Annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award Sponsored by SABEW and RBB Agency, Miami, Fla. Named after the late Larry Birger, former Miami Herald business editor, SABEW president and RBB executive. Quick Facts: The award will be given out March 29, 2014, at the Best in Business awards ceremony at the culmination of the SABEW Spring Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. A ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 19th, 2013

SABEW accepting entries for Birger Young Business Journalist Award

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX — Entries are now being accepted for a new SABEW award that will honor the nation’s top young business journalist. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award will be presented March 29 at SABEW’s annual spring conference at the Cronkite School in Phoenix.  It is named after Birger, the former Miami Herald business editor who led SABEW as president in 1977. Rules ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

College Connect: It’s fun – make your own piggy bank

By Phil Joens Do you remember that piggy bank that you had as a kid?  I know you’re thinking “Yeah, but aren’t those are for kids?” Well, not exactly. Spare change may seem like just a few cents when it’s in your pocket. But over time that change adds up. Dailyfinance.com says,  “One company that makes its living counting change estimates that the typical household has $90 in ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

College Connect: Opening a credit card for college students

By Phil Joens Opening a credit card for the first time can be intimidating, but it is also necessary to establish good credit. If you’re like me, you don’t have a credit card because you fear getting farther into debt. But if you plan on buying a house or a car in the next 5 to 10 years, you may need to have a credit history to get the loan you’ll need. Your credit score is determined ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

College Connect: Does healthy food have to be more expensive?

By Phil Joens Michael Pollan’s Omnivore's Dilemma provides an insightful look into how food is made and manufactured. After reading this book I wanted to figure out how to eat healthier. But as Pollan points out, healthy food is often the most expensive food. Current agricultural subsidies support farming for products like corn, soybeans, and meat production but undercut efforts to make healthier ...[Read More]
Monday, December 16th, 2013

Past Teletraining: The Budget Beat: Where are the Fiscal Talks Heading?

Monday Dec. 16, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern The federal government has gotten back to work after the fall shutdown, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s budget issues have been resolved. Negotiations continue. And if a deal isn’t reached, the government could face another partial shutdown in mid-January and will reach its debt ceiling again in February. Where are we now? Where are we headed? And ...[Read More]
Friday, December 13th, 2013

Author Michael Lewis winner of SABEW’s top award, will speak at March 27-29 Phoenix conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Dec. 12, 2013 — Financial writer Michael Lewis, best-selling author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short,” has been selected to receive the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ highest honor, its Distinguished Achievement Award. Lewis will accept the award Friday, March 28, 2014, during SABEW’s annual spring conference at the Walter Cronkite ...[Read More]
Friday, December 13th, 2013

18 selected for Goldschmidt data workshop in Washington, D.C.

SPECIAL to SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has selected 18 business journalists for a weeklong seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in data and accounting skills. Journalists will learn and work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore the large cache of data each agency ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Photos from A Celebration of SABEW at 50 at Baruch College, Dec. 5.

View photos from our Dec. 5th celebration here. ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Ad for a Business Reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Business Reporter Full-time Northeast Application deadline: 01/15/2014 Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review seeks a seasoned business writer who delivers sophisticated coverage of the economy and finance. We’re looking for a strong reporter who is able to break news and produce compelling daily coverage, ...[Read More]
Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Reynolds Center offers two workshops at SABEW’s 2014 spring conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Workshops in how to detect corporate fraud and create data visualizations will be offered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at SABEW’s Annual Conference in Phoenix March 27-29. Detecting Corporate Fraud is for any journalist who wants to learn the basics of corporate fraud detection using public documents. The workshop will be held before ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Five Cronkite New Media Academy courses will start this spring; SABEW members receive $50 discount per class

Special to SABEW The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism will be hosting five Cronkite New Media Academy courses in spring, including both an introductory and an advanced class on social media, courses on shooting and editing video, and public relations. A $50 discount is being extended to SABEW members on each session—they just need to use the code INDUSTRY when registering. More information ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Intensive two-week summer fellowship on journalism ethics is being offered by FASPE

Special to SABEW FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics. Fellowships include an ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

2014 Spring Conference Speakers

Roddy Boyd Roddy Boyd, a dedicated investigative reporter who founded the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, has worked for Fortune Magazine, the New York Post, The New York Sun and Institutional Investor News. Boyd also founded The Financial Investigator website and wrote “Fatal Risk”, a book centered on the collapse of AIG. Boyd’s foundation aims to provide in-depth financial investigative ...[Read More]
Monday, December 2nd, 2013

2014 spring conference hotel information

SABEW has reserved a block of rooms March. 26-29 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. The Sheraton Downtown Phoenix is located at 340 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004. Rooms are held at the rate of $169 a night until March 6.  You can book a reservation by calling the Sheraton's reservations department at 866.837.4213 and asking for the Society of American Business Editors & Writers (SABEW) ...[Read More]
Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Ratner, Niederauer to speak at special event honoring SABEW Dec. 5 at NYC’s Baruch College

Special to SABEW NEW YORK–Baruch College in New York City will be the site of a special evening on Dec. 5 honoring the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as it completes its 50th anniversary year. It will be “A Celebration of SABEW at 50,“ and will start at 5:45 p.m. at Baruch's Newman Library, located at 151 E. 25th St.  The program will conclude at about 8:30 p.m. The ...[Read More]

November 2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Ad for a Money Reporter at the Washington Business Journal

Washington Business Journal Money reporter Full-time East Coast Application deadline: 12/15/13 Job description and how to apply: Looking for an experienced banking, finance and economics reporter with multimedia and social media experience at the leading source for local business news in Washington, D.C. We want someone who can bring voice, authority and engagement to the money beat. ...[Read More]
Monday, November 25th, 2013

Ad for Journalism Fellowships at American University School of Communication

American University School of Communication Journalism Fellowships Fellowship East Coast Application deadline: 03/01/2014  Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY. SOC offers prestigious merit-based awards to full-time graduate students in partnership with the organizations listed. MA candidates receive a scholarship for a designated number of academic ...[Read More]
Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Video: Gary Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium, Oct. 24-25, 2013

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- SABEW conducted a two-day journalism ethics seminar here in October in honor of its late president Gary Klott who many thought contributed to the ethics conscience of its 50-year-old organization. Here is a highlight video from the symposium. S.A.B.E.W. Ethics Symposium from Chris Mix on Vimeo....[Read More]
Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Next Teletraining: The Budget Beat: Where are the Fiscal Talks Heading?

SABEW Staff Report Monday Dec. 16, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern The federal government has gotten back to work after the fall shutdown, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s budget issues have been resolved. Negotiations continue. And if a deal isn’t reached, the government could face another partial shutdown in mid-January and will reach its debt ceiling again in February. Where are we now? Where ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 21st, 2013

College Connect: Trading in Your iPhone

By GREG MANTELL As smart phones have moved from a novelty to commonplace, consumers can benefit from new trade-in policies. The rapid evolution of technology used to mean not only the exciting prospect of a new model of smart phoneʼs being released every 6 or 12 months--but also the prospect of having to shell over another $500 for the latest and greatest model. But now Apple and many carriers ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 21st, 2013

College Connect: Security Deposits

 By GREG MANTELL If you rent from a private landlord in Missouri you should be aware of your rights about the return of your security deposit. Iʼm told by a rentersʼ advocate (an attorney for the University of Missouri) that many landlords simply assume most tenants will not stand up for their rights and insist on the return of the security deposit. Many landlords and management companies ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 21st, 2013

College Connect: Why Local Isnʼt Always Best When it Comes to Insurance

By GREG MANTELL Although I had had insurance for many years when I lived in California, I found myself starting at square one when I moved to Missouri for graduate school. So I asked around to see what insurance companies people recommended. A fellow student suggested going with a company headquartered locally. Big mistake-- not so much for asking for an opinion but for going with the first company ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Division X: Social Media

Select 10-15 entries on Twitter or Facebook from one account over the course of 2013 that demonstrate skill in the medium. Consideration will be given to breaking news, news value, creativity and "what makes an account worth following." Judging will take into account different approaches to social-media use. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Division II: Individual/ Small Group Blog

An entry will consist of the entrant's URL, plus four permalink URLs of work from 2013 that illustrates quality and strength over time. Eligible entries will be from media blogs and websites that are done by no more than 3 people and aren't affiliated with a larger media organization. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Thirty fellows selected to attend the Strictly Financials Seminar, Jan. 2-5, 2014

Special to SABEWPHOENIX- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has selected 30 fellows – 16 journalists and 14 professors – for four days of intensive study in business journalism.The fellows will attend separate seminars Jan. 2-5, 2014, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. Journalists in the Strictly ...[Read More]
Monday, November 18th, 2013

Past teletraining: “From Turkey to Tinsel: Covering the Holiday Retail Season”

Monday Nov. 18, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern It’s that time of the year again. With the start of the holiday shopping season right around the corner, our panel of retail experts is standing by to help you formulate your coverage. From turkey day to the post-Christmas sales, our panel prepares you to cover the entire season. They review the business outlook for the holiday shopping season, offer special ...[Read More]
Friday, November 15th, 2013

Large increase in students in CUNY business journalism program

Special to SABEW NEW YORK--Thirty students signed up for the business and economics reporting concentration at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, making the concentration the largest of the five offered at the school. The number represents a big increase from the 19 business students on track to graduate this December and almost triple the 12 students who chose the program four years ago. ...[Read More]
Friday, November 8th, 2013

Ad for a Writer at Princeton University

Princeton University Writer Full-time East Coast (Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08540) Application deadline: 12/06/2013 Job Description & How to Apply: The writer is responsible for researching and writing a majority of the wide range of materials created by the Office of Development Communications, including but not limited to proposals, case statements, fact sheets, ...[Read More]
Friday, November 8th, 2013

Ad for an Investigative Journalist Fellowship at Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Investigative Journalist Fellowship Full-time, one year East Coast Application deadline: January 1, 2014  Fellowship Description and How to Apply: The Lab at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University is making a call for applications from investigative journalists to write monographs about “institutional corruption” ...[Read More]
Friday, November 8th, 2013

Recognizing and finding solutions to modern ethical issues in journalism took center stage at the 2013 Klott Symposium

 By RAFFY ERMAC PHOENIX- Last weekend, a group of professionals gathered at the First Amendment Forum in Downtown Phoenix’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to watch, discuss, and take part in an engaging ethics panel hosted by three nationally recognized journalists in the field of business reporting. Barney Calame, former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Executive Director’s blog: Tough times in the danger-prone workplace — and then there is the National Football League

By WARREN WATSON, SABEW Executive Director Today’s workplace can be a tough place to survive. There are on-the-job injuries, sometimes debilitating.    There is profanity and racism.  There is drug abuse.  There is occasional law-breaking, even charges of murder. And that all happens in the rah-rah, All-American atmosphere of the nation’s most popular sport, the National Football ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Ad for an Associate Editor at WATT Global Media

WATT Global Media Associate Editor Full-time Anywhere USA Application deadline: position open until filled Job description and How to Apply: Associate editor to work on the Unified Copy Desk. The individual will be expected to copy edit and proofread written content from editors, as well as write news and industry products from a variety of sources for online publication. This position ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Executive Director’s blog: SABEW health-care program will take a long look at the ACA implementation this week in Chicago

By WARREN WATSON, SABEW Executive Director Kathleen Sebelius, the nation’s secretary of health and human services, flapped in the wind last week at a Washington congressional hearing about the early computer problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  She was under the gun, apologetic for early difficulties. This is “miserably frustrating,” she said, taking “full responsibility” ...[Read More]
Monday, November 4th, 2013

Attention SABEW members: Please help our training efforts with a tax-deductible donation

Nov. 6, 2013 (SABEW continues its Century Fund donation drive. Here is a message to members from five past presidents) Dear SABEW colleague, Greetings from five SABEW past presidents! As you know, this year marks SABEW’s 50th anniversary. We’re appealing to you as we enter the final weeks of the year to support our cause with a tax-deductible donation. Much has changed for this organization ...[Read More]
Monday, November 4th, 2013

Ad for Real Estate Reporter at U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego Real estate reporter (residential)  Full-time job West Coast Application deadline- 12/02/2013   Job Requirements and How to Apply: 7. U-T San Diego is looking for an experienced real estate reporter to blog daily, break news and write trend stories on the San Diego County/Southern California housing market for print and digital. U-T San Diego is a multi-media ...[Read More]

October 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Next Teletraining: “From Turkey to Tinsel: Covering the Holiday Retail Season” Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern

SABEW Staff Report Monday Nov. 18,2013, 2 p.m. Eastern It’s that time of the year again. With the start of the holiday shopping season right around the corner, our panel of retail experts is standing by to help you formulate your coverage. From turkey day to the post-Christmas sales, our panel will prepare you to cover the entire season. They’ll review the business outlook for the holiday ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 31st, 2013

New book by John Wasik shares the secrets of John Maynard Keynes’ financial success

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Longtime SABEW member John F. Wasik has written a new book on the investments of John Maynard Keynes titled “Keyne’s Way to Wealth”. Wasik’s 14th book delves into how Keynes managed to make money during some of the worst markets in history and influenced Warren Buffett, George Soros, David Swensen and many others. Jack Bogle has written the foreword and Robert ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Best in Business competition opens Dec. 2; Largest event of its kind closes Jan. 31, 2014

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – The 19th annual Best in Business competition will open for entries on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.   The contest, the largest of its kind, honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. "Honoring the best work in business journalism is one of the most exciting and important things we at SABEW get to do," said Joanna Ossinger, 2013 BiB committee chair. Several ...[Read More]
Monday, October 28th, 2013

Past Teletraining: Health Care 101: How will the Affordable Care Act impact open enrollment?

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, Sept. 26, 2013 — October marks the start of open enrollment, the period of time during which qualified individuals make decisions about enrolling in health plans. But the annual enrollment period will be different this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the opening of the state health insurance exchanges. This call explores some of the issues surrounding enrollment, ...[Read More]
Monday, October 28th, 2013

Health Care Evaluation

Commonwealth Evaluation...[Read More]
Friday, October 25th, 2013

A provocative discussion of ethics in the media by former CNN anchor Aaron Brown began a two-day ethics symposium at the Cronkite School

 By CHERRELLE WADE PHOENIX- For journalists, ethical decisions are usually pretty easy, especially compared with the difficult decisions that need to be made “every day, every hour and every minute,” former CNN anchor Aaron Brown said Thursday in Phoenix at SABEW’s Gary Klott Ethics Symposium. Brown, who was sitting in the anchor chair at CNN on Sept. 11, 2001, said he was faced with one ...[Read More]
Friday, October 25th, 2013

Cronkite professor and former CNN anchor Aaron Brown kicks off SABEW’s first Klott Ethics Symposium

By RAFFY ERMAC PHOENIX- Business journalists from all over the Valley of the Sun, as well as other professionals from all over the country, gathered in Downtown Phoenix on Oct. 24 to attend the first night of the Gary Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium, a two-day event hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Held in the First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ad for a Technology/ Transportation reporter at the Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville Business Journal Technology/ Transportation reporter Full-time Southeast Application deadline: 11/08/2013 Job Description & How to Apply: The Jacksonville Business Journal is seeking reporters who are able to marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical reporting skills, clear writing, document ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Reporter Resources from The Commonwealth Fund

Links to recent health reform related briefs, blog posts, infographics, and interactive tools. Dashboard of Health Reform Milestones http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Infographics/2013/Affordable-Care-Act-What-to-Watch.aspx http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Blog/2013/Oct/Keeping-Our-Eyes-on-the-Ball.aspx David Blumenthal perspectives on October enrollment http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Blog/2013/Oct/Two-Weeks-in-October.aspx State ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Reporter Resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation

We’ve offered a webinar series for journalists on ACA, all posted online so can be viewed at any time:   http://kff.org/health-reform/event/covering-health-reform-webinar-series-for-journalists/ Our subsidy calculator (now zip code specific) shows how the premium subsidies work and will generate tax credit estimates for individuals and families based on health plan costs offered in their communities.  ...[Read More]
Monday, October 21st, 2013

Ad for an Editorial Director at Michele Magazine Search

Michele Magazine Search LLC  Editorial Director   Full-time  Region: Southwest  Application deadline- (11/15/13)   Job Description & How to Apply: A leading U.S. content marketing agency is now accepting resumes for a Editorial Director to lead a multi-channel content program for a Fortune 500 financial services company. The Editorial Director will lead a multi-channel ...[Read More]
Monday, October 21st, 2013

Ad for an Investment Educator/Writer for EQ Search (Executive Recruiter)

EQ Search (Executive Recruiter) Investment Educator/Writer Full-time East Coast (remote possible after 1 year) Application deadline- until filled Job Description & How to Apply: One of the world's largest independent investment research publishers, is looking to hire a brilliant, passionate, full time investment educator. The company has hundreds of thousands of paid subscribers... ...[Read More]

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